Singapore Open 2022: PV Sindhu storms into semifinals; Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy crash out

Singapore Open 2022: PV Sindhu storms into semifinals Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy crash out

The
two-time
Olympic
medallist
lost
the
first
game
17-21,
but
quickly
rallied
back
to
win
the
second
21-11
and
restored
the
parity.

It
all
bolied
down
to
the
decider,
where
Sindhu,
whos
was
trailing
9-14
at
one
stage,
before
the
Hyderabadi
shuttler
used
all
her
experience
and
staged
a
tremendous
fightback
to
win
the
game
21-19
and
enter
the
last-four
phase.

Singapore Open 2022: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy and Saina Nehwal enter quarterfinalsSingapore
Open
2022:
PV
Sindhu,
HS
Prannoy
and
Saina
Nehwal
enter
quarterfinals

A
total
of
88
singles
players
and
108
doubles
teams
from
across
the
globe,
including
as
many
as
12
singles
players
and
eight
doubles
pairs
from
India
are
participating
in
Singapore
Open
2022,
the
Badminton
World
Federation
(BWF)
sanctioned
Super
Series
500
event,
which
is
being
held
after
a
two-year
COVID-19
enforced
gap.

Earlier,
the
third-seeded
Indian
had
staved
off
a
spirited
challenge
from
Vietnam’s
world
number
59
Thuy
Linh
Nguyen
19-21,
21-19,
21-18
to
make
it
to
the
round-of-eight.

However,
it
was
curtains
for
Sindhu’s
compatriot
Saina
Nehwal,
who
bowed
out
despite
having
match-point
in
the
quarterfinals.

The
32-year-old
lost
13-21,
21-15,
20-22
to
Japan’s
Aya
Ohori
in
a
tight
contest,
which
lasted
an
hour
and
three
minutes.

The
London
Olympics
bronze
medallist
had
overcame
a
setback
in
the
second
game
to
beat
fifth
seeded
He
Bing
Jiao
of
China
21-19,
11-21,
21-17
in
a
match
that
lasted
58
minutes.

However,
Ohori
proved
a
tough
nut
to
crack
for
Saina.

Saina Nehwal

Saina
Nehwal’s
campaign
in
Singapore
is
over.

In
men’s
section,
world
No.19
HS
Prannoy
,
who
was
India’s
sole
entry
in
the
round-of-eight
also
bowed
out
after
giving
a
tough
fight
to
Japan’s
Kodai
Naraoka.

The
29-year-old
won
the
first
game
21-12
only
to
see
his
Japanese
opponent
claw
his
way
back
into
the
match
as
Prannoy
lost
14-21.

In
the
all-important
decider,
Naraoka
held
his
serve
and
nerve
at
crucial
junctures
as
Prannoy
lost
18-21
to
bow
out
of
the
contest.

Earlier
in
the
pre-quarterfinals,
Prannoy
had
notched
up
his
second
win
in
three
weeks
over
world
No.4
and
third
seed
Chou
Tien
Chen
of
Chinese
Taipei
14-21,
22-20,
21-18
in
an
hour
and
nine
minute
contest.

He
was
looking
to
break
his
five-year-old
title
jinx
before
being
stopped
by
Naraoka
in
the
quarterfinals.

India
had
more
to
look
for
as
ithe
doubles
pair
of
Dhruv
Kapila
and
MR
Arjun
too
had
the
quarterfinals.

The
unheralded
Indian
duo
entered
the
quarters,
with
a
stunning
18-21,
24-22,
21-18
win
over
sixth
seeded
Malaysian
pair
of
Goh
Sze
Fei
and
Nur
Izzuddin.

But
in
the
quarterfinals,
Mohammad
Ahsan
and
Hendra
Setiawan
proved
too
good
for
them.

The
Indonesian
pair
came
back
fighting
after
losing
the
first
game
to
win
10-21,
21-18,
21-17
in
the
49-minute
encounter.

Indian
top
men’s
doubles
pair
of
Chirag
Shetty
and
Satwiksairaj
Rankireddy
had
already
withdrawn
from
the
BWF
Super
Series
500
event
as
the
latter
is
recovering
from
an
injury.

The
Indian
contingent
was
expecting
to
win
more
medals
at
the
BWF
event,
with
the
Commonwealth
Games
2022
team
members
looking
to
get
some
momentum
on
their
side
heading
into
the
event.

But
for
now,
Sindhu
is
the
only
Indian
left
in
the
fray
as
the
tournament
reaches
its
business
end.

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